Students will develop performance and speaking skills for competitive tournaments. Skills to be developed include research, public speaking, oral interpretation, analysis of literature, and solo and group performance. (One-half or one credit, one semester or year elective for grades 9-12) Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that students who enroll in this course have maintained a B or above in previous language arts course. This course, whether taken for one or two semesters, meets the oral communications graduation requirement, and it may be repeated for credit. Teacher approval and application required.